New Xbox 360 Media Remote launched and has no Media Center buttons

Microsoft have released details of a new Media Remote for the Xbox 360 that looks nice and slick but the lack of Windows Media Center buttons once again points to the direction that Microsoft are heading. The remote does have a live TV button but it is designed to work with Mediaroom’s TV service and not Windows Media Center.

From Major Nelson’s blog

Media playback controls include play/pause, skip forward, fast forward, skip back, fast back, and display to control DVD, CD, or streamed media. The TV controls include power on/off, volume up/down, mute and TV input. The Xbox 360 Media Remote’s menu navigation controls include A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad navigation, back and select. Live TV, if provided on the Xbox 360 by your TV service provider, can also be controlled with the Xbox 360 Media Remote. This Xbox 360 Media Remote will be available worldwide for $19.99 (U.S. ERP) and will be in stores in early November 2011.

Thanks to TDL Mobile’s Jason for the link

5 thoughts on “New Xbox 360 Media Remote launched and has no Media Center buttons

  1. Well, I live in Norway and I don’t think we will get IPTV. So what will happee with media center?

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